The daily wage earners have been the most affected segment of people during the COVID-19. As compared to everyone else in the entire country, they are suffering the most. With no income coming in their way, they are in real need of support. So, actress Vaani Kapoor has decided to step up and do her bit. She is teaming up with Anshula Kapoor’s online fundraising platform, Fankind, to raise funds for them. With millions of them out of jobs and unable to provide food for their families, this initiative will help collect donations to provide hot meals for them at their doorstep.
People can donate to the cause via Fankind‘s online platform and 5 of her lucky fans will get a chance to go on a virtual date with her.
Talking about it, Vaani says:
As human beings, we will need to come forward. Also, support as many people as possible in need due to the coronavirus pandemic in our country. I’m doing my bit to support the daily wage earners of our country. And their families who are in dire situations given the lockdown. My activity, involves 5 lucky winners can have a virtual date with me. And will see us collect funds to help feed them and their families. And this will be done all across the country.
Furthermore, the funds will go to GiveIndia which will provide hot cooked meals to wage earners and their families.
On the work front, Vaani Kapoor was last seen in the film War opposite Hrithik Roshan. She will next be seen in Yash Raj Films‘ Shamshera alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.
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Top 10 Highest IMDb Rated Movies
IMDb is considered to be one of the most reliable source to get reviews. Also, they rate movies very highly, very rarely. So, here is a list of Top 10 highest rated movies of all time.
1. The Shawshank Redemption, (1994)
Shawshank Redemption is about Andy Dufresne who is a successful banker. He is arrested for the murders of his wife and her lover. Therefore, is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Shawshank prison. So, he becomes the most unconventional prisoner.
2. The Godfather, (1972)
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on Puzo’s best-selling novel. It is the first instalment in The Godfather trilogy. Moreover, it has also one of the best actings. Additionally, Marlon Brando won the best actor.
3. The Dark Knight, (2008)
The Dark knight is considered to be the best DC movie. The whole trilogy is a very grounded take on a comic book character. Moreover, Heath Ledger received an Oscar for his magnificent performance.
4. The Godfather: Part II, (1974)
The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film. Produced and Directed by Francis Ford Coppola from the screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo. Starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, etc.
5. The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King, (2003)
The former Fellowship members prepare for the final battle. While Frodo and Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring, they follow Gollum unaware of the path he is leading them to. Consequently to its success, there is a strong fan base of LOTR.
6. Pulp Fiction, (1994)
So its about The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife! Also, this movie is known to be Quentin Tarantino’s best movie. Further, it is known to be Samuel L Jackson’s most Thrilling performance. Equally important was John Travolta and Bruce willis. Truly a brilliant cast!
7. Schindler’s List, (1993)
Another one of the highest rated movies. Schindler’s List is nothing less than a ‘masterpiece’. Industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Therefore, this movie can also be very emotional.
8. 12 Angry Men, (1957)
“12 Angry Men” focuses on a jury’s deliberations in a capital murder case. A 12-man jury is sent to begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial. So, It’s of an 18-year old Puerto Rican boy accused in the stabbing death of his father. Consequently, Where a guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence…
9. Inception, (2010)
Another one of the highest rated movies. Also, the epitome of ‘controversial’. Inception is a 2010 sci-fi film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Furthermore, The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief, who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets.
10. Fight Club, (1993)
So Fight Club is a 1999 film about an insomniac office worker. Looking for a way to change his life, who crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, consequently forming an underground fight club. Directed by David Fincher. Written by Jim Uhls. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.
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RIP ‘Masterji’: Saroj Khan’s Most Iconic Dance Moves
Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan, popularly known as ‘Masterji’ died on Friday after suffering from a cardiac arrest. She took for heavenly abode at the age of 71 in the hospital after complaining of breathlessness.
In her career spanning over several decades, Saroj won many innumerable accolades, including three National Awards. She learnt dance from a well-known dance director B Sohanlal, who taught her all the basics of classical dance forms, including Kathak and Bharatnatyam.
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When asked about her family, Saroj Khan had said,
“My parents had moved to India from Pakistan after partition. My father, Kishanchand Sadhu Singh was a Punjabi, while my mother, Noni, a Sindhi. My father had a flourishing business in Pakistan but he had to leave everything behind when he came to India. I was born in India.”
Saroj Khan was born Nirmala Nagpal but because she was put to work in films at the age of 3, her name was compromised. She had said,
“My original name was Nirmala. My father changed my name to Saroj when he put me in the movies so that his orthodox family would not know the truth about his little daughter working in films, which was not considered very respectable in those days,”
Talking about her relationships, Saroj fell in love with her guru when she was just 14 years old, who was three decades older and already married. She told Rediff in a 2012 interview,
“At the age of 14, I had a relationship with Sohan Lal, who was 43 then. I had two children with him, Raju Khan, who is a choreographer, and Cuckoo Khan, who died last February of liver complications. Since Lal was not ready to give my kids his name, I married a Pathan and had one child by him.”
Saroj raised her two children as a single parent after having separated from Sohanlal, before falling in love with and marrying businessman Sardar Roshan Khan a few years later.
Her journey began as a background dancer but it didn’t take her long enough to make her mark as a ‘Masterji’! Here are her most iconic dance moves that we all grooved to:
Association with Madhuri Dixit Nene
She choreographed unnumbered dance numbers ranging from Madhuri Dixit’s songs like ‘Tamma Tamma’, ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar’, ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’, ‘Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai’ including others.
Ye Ishq Hai from Jab We Met
Remember how we all wore our dancing shoes when this song started playing on 9xM? Yes this iconic dance number is choreographed by none other than Masterji herself.
Association with Sridevi
No one can forget Hawa Hawai from Mr India! And what about Na Jaane Kahaan Se from the movie Chaalbaaz?
Dola Re Dola from Devdas
You may have always tried to catch up the steps but would’ve evidently failed! The expressions, the dance steps and the background score was very well taken care of.
As we bid our goodbyes to Saroj Khan, we will always remember the lineage she left behind through her choreography.
Ace Choreographer Saroj Khan Dies At 71
Saroj Khan, the National Award-winning choreographer, passed away in Mumbai on the 3rd of July. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Mumbai on June 17 after she complained of having breathing problems. Bollywood celebrities and fans mourn the loss.
2020 has definitely seen a lot of losses. But the Bollywood industry has seen the most, some of the most talented people has said goodbye this year. In a career spanning forty years, she choreographed nearly 2000 songs. Her most successful collaborations were with actors Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit.
Her Wonderful Career Path
Saroj Khan began her career by playing the young Shyama onscreen in Nazarana. She soon became a background dancer under the mentorship of dance director B. Sohanlal. After assisting as a dance choreographer for a few years, her first independent work came in Geeta Mera Naam (1974). Saroj got noticed after she choreographed for Sridevi in Mr. India’s song “Hawa Hawai” (1987).
She worked with Sridevi in films like Nagina and Chandni. This was followed by her long-term partnership with Madhuri Dixit in the 1990s in songs like “Ek Do Teen”, “Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar”, “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga”, “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai”, and “Tamma Tamma”. The choreographer has also judged dance reality shows like Nach Baliye, Ustaadon Ka Ustaad, Boogie Woogie and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Her last work was the song “Tabah Ho Gaye” from Kalank (2019) which was filmed on Madhuri Dixit.
Stars Pour Out Their Heart
Amitabh Bachan was one of the first ones to reach out and show his emotions online.
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Saroj ji .. you gave us and the industry , rhythm, style, grace of movement and the art of converting the lyrics in a song to a meaning in dance .. .. on a chance meeting many many years ago she paid me my best compliment .. she was living in Dubai then from marriage and when DON was released she said “ I saw the film and then after, I would go to the theatre where it was released, at the time when your song ‘khaike paan.. was on , see it and come out .. I used to do it regularly every day .. I would tell the usher to let me in just to see the song and leave .. that is how much I enjoyed your dance moves ..” !! coming from her was the ultimate .. .. a legacy has passed away .. 🙏 And the show moves on .. in remembrance of those that have left us during this time of the times .. day by day they go away .. leaving us all with the happy memories of their presence .. of their immense contribution .. of their life long creativity, captured and documented on celluloid for posterity .. I shall end for the DAY now .. the mind is filled with remorse and grief ..
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You rest .. you rest well .. you rise .. you realise the hours .. you seek the elixir .. you devour .. you get to connect .. … and .. .. you be informed in this communicative world .. Saroj Khan has died .. .. and an entire history of time races before you in the cerebrum .. She was a sprightly young enthusiastic dance assistant to one of the major dance directors of the time .. of the time when I was just beginning .. of the film ‘Bandhe Haath’ with the heart throb of millions Mumtaz .. with the director OP Ralhan .. Mumtaz’s grace and acceptance to agree to work with this newbe .. she a stratospheric Star , me a nobody .. .. and Saroj ji in the crowd of dancers in a song .. her subtle grace when she moved .. at one point I saw her , quite alarmingly , finding the foetus had shifted in her stomach and she simply unabashedly pushed it into place , and carried on .. dancing .. .. and then over the years .. she excelled and attained the podium title of Dance Director .. or as the language changed , the Choreographer of film .. her moves becoming famous for each artist she worked with .. and when she would see an artist give a good shot under her care .. she would call her or him aside .. and .. .. give a rupee coin .. as a gesture .. as a pat on the back .. a ‘shagun’ .. .. many many years later .. during the song sequence of a film I was doing .. I became the recipient of that coin .. an immense achievement .. Saroj ji .. you gave us and the industry , rhythm, style, grace of movement and the art of converting the lyrics in a song to a meaning in dance .. .. on a chance meeting many many years ago she paid me my best compliment .. she was living in Dubai then from marriage and when DON was released she said “ I saw the film and then after, I would go to the theatre where it was released, at the time when your song ‘khaike paan.. was on , see it and come out .. I used to do it regularly every day .. I would tell the usher to let me in just to see the song and leave .. that is how much I enjoyed your dance moves ..” !! coming from her was the ultimate .. .. a legacy has passed away .. 🙏
Her most famous student was Madhuri Dixit. She wrote a heartfelt tweet. Check it out
I'm devastated by the loss of my friend and guru, Saroj Khan. Will always be grateful for her work in helping me reach my full potential in dance. The world has lost an amazingly talented person. I will miss you💔 My sincere condolences to the family. #RIPSarojji
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) July 3, 2020
She also went on to put a picture showing a fond memory oh her initial days in bollywood.
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I'm devastated & at an utter loss of words today! Saroj ji was part of my journey since the beginning. She taught me a lot, not just about dance but so much more. There's a rush of memories in my head thinking of this big personal loss. My heartfelt condolences to the family 💔
Choreographer-dancer Ganesh Hegde wrote on Instagram, “End of an era. The word choreographer got new prominence and emphasis in the film industry thanks to Saroj ji. Actresses had a different dominance over songs when they were choreographed by saroj ji.
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End of an era. The word choreographer got new prominence and emphasis in the film industry thanks to Saroj ji. Actresses had a different dominance over songs when they were choreographed by saroji..The ease,experience and aura reflecting on the face of an actress was all due to the magic of Saroj khan. The use of various indian classical dance forms fused with modern styles with such effectiveness makes her truly a unique Dance director. The humour in her choreography was superlative and it was amazing to see how she pulled a comic expression while maintaining the narrative all just in a split second. Technically her songs were a master class in choreography and has inspired many incuding myself. The gravitas and impact of her choreography for an indian song will never be the same again. She truly was “THE QUEEN” of Choreography..God bless your soul..RIP
Bosco Martis recalls the time when Masterji gave him ‘bakshish’
Sharing a photo with the late choreographer, Sanjay Dutt wrote alongside, “This news has left me heartbroken. Saroj ji was not just a legend but also a humble person. We shared a beautiful relationship & worked in many films together.
Actor Archana Puran Singh wrote on Instagram, “Saroj ji. Master ji. She was so many things to so many people. To me she was the perfect dream dancer. She taught me the Charleston for Filmfare. When I couldn’t get it right she changed it to ‘half’ Charleston. She judged me in Nach Baliye. Scolded me but never discouraged me.
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Saroj ji. Master ji. She was so many things to so many people. To me she was the perfect dream dancer. She taught me the Charleston for Filmfare. When I couldn't get it right she changed it to 'half' Charleston. She judged me in Nach Baliye. Scolded me but never discouraged me. Understood how challenged I was in dancing and so incorporated my own (lack of) style to the impeccable dance moves she set for me. I would despair and she would laugh saying, "ayega. Ayega". Mujhe dance toh nahin aaya Saroj ji. Ab bas aapka woh muskura kar sikhaana yaad ayega 🙏🏼
Parineeti Chopra shared on Twitter, “When you think ‘choreography’, you think Saroj ji. When you think ‘heroine’, you think Saroj ji. I think she gave the term Bollywood heroine its true meaning. Creator of legends, and a legend herself. RIP Ma’am. We will celebrate you forever. #RIPSarojKhan”
When you think “choreography”, you think Saroj ji. When you think “heroine”, you think Saroj ji. I think she gave the term Bollywood heroine its true meaning. Creator of legends, and a legend herself. RIP Ma’am. We will celebrate you forever. 💕#RIPSarojKhan pic.twitter.com/hNnTWT2AkT
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) July 3, 2020
Few other tweets are as follows
For every girl, dancing on songs choreographed by Saroj ji was an integral part of growing up, music that let them dream and revel in their dreams of Bollywood. RIP Master ji #SarojKhan
— Disha Patani (@DishPatani) July 3, 2020
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